LifeSource Vitamins Prebiotic / Probiotic Digestive Support features a high count of 10 probiotic strains to promote balance, along with the functional Prebiotic to feed these beneficial bacteria. Nutrient absorption and comfort are further supported by a broad spectrum of enzymes to help restore and maintain normal digestive function.
Probiotics, prebiotics, and enzymes each play key roles in supporting a healthy digestive system. Most probiotics produce certain compounds in the gut like lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, toxic amines, and ammonia that lower intestinal pH, thus creating a non-favorable environment for harmful invasive bacteria to survive. Some probiotics are also known to produce enzymes and B vitamins, which may promote a healthy digestive system. Prebiotics are non-digestible fibers that stimulate the growth and activity of probiotic bacteria in the colon which can improve the host’s health. Supplemental enzymes further enhance nutrient absorption and help break down macro-nutrients. This product includes a complete spectrum of digestive enzymes AND prebiotics for a complete digestive support.
Contains BioCore® Optimum Complete Digestion Support: A broad spectrum general digestive blend to help jump start digestion in the upper stomach. BioCore® works synergistically with the body's enzymes to ensure nutrient availability. Supports the digestion of proteins, fats and starch. Active throughout the pH range and formulated with stable, acid-resistant enzymes for optimal digestive support. Proven efficacy via TNO's digestive model, "TIM", which is a multi-compartmental model, designed to realistically simulate conditions in the lumen of the gastro-intestinal tract.
The collection of microbes found in your gut are your first line of defense against invading germs. It is so important to have the right balance in your gut.
Probiotics shown to help:
- Restores the Natural Balance of Good Bacteria in Your Digestive Tract*
- Helps maintain a healthy, balanced immune system*
- Helps Entire Digestive System Work Better
- Supports normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients*
- Promotes healthy bacteria counts and pH levels in the gut*
- Maintains intestinal comfort and health*
- May help alleviate occasional gas, bloating or traveler's diarrhea*
- Thrives in the toughest digestive environments undeterred by stomach and bile acids*
- Creates an inhospitable environment for antagonistic or undesirable microorganisms*
- Supports normal digestion of dairy products*
Probiotics, Helping to promote a normal allergic response.*
By helping to protect the membrane lining of your intestinal wall, they help stop undigested food, bacteria and metabolic wastes from escaping into your bloodstream.
Here are some major reasons why your gut / microbes are out of sync:
- Antibiotics: Almost all antibiotics destroy healthy gut microflora.
- Certain Painkillers
- Sugar / Fructose
- Tap Water - Fluoride / Chlorinated
- Heartburn Prescriptions
Some Symptoms of Lacking Probiotics
When our microflora becomes imbalanced, an incredible variety of symptoms can and often do result. Here is just small list of issues reported that relate to the lack of probiotics in our body.
- Abdominal pain
- Allergies – ALL
- Autoimmune Diseases – ALL
- Bloating – Gas
- CFS – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Cold Sores· Cramping
- Ear Infections – Chronic
- Food Allergies – Gluten Intolerance – Sugar Sensitivity
- Gum Disease
- Headaches – Migraines
- Infant Dermatitis
- PMS, Peri-menopause, Menopause
- Intestinal Tract Inflammation
- IBS – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Lactose Issues
- Prostate Inflammation
- Sinusitis - Chronic
- Upper Respiratory Infections – Chronic
- UTI – Chronic
- Viral Infections
- Yeast Infections
The digestive system is an incredibly important, and complex part of the human body. Many Doctors, Internists and all health care providers believe it is the place where health begins…and ends. Probiotics provide an exciting new aspect to the health of the human gut.
Did you know that poor digestive function is a contributing factor in more than ninety percent of America's serious health issues. The waiting rooms of doctors are jam packed, in part because so many people are suffering with gastrointestinal problems. The medical establishment and alternative health and wellness practitioners don't always agree, but both sides are certain that a healthy digestive system is the cornerstone of good health. Proteins, the building blocks of life; carbohydrates and fats, your body's source of energy; vitamins and minerals; and water - all are assimilated through digestion.
If you're not properly digesting the foods you eat, your body isn't obtaining the nutrients it needs to repair, renew and thrive. Without the raw materials it needs to repair the damage we do to ourselves every day, your body begins to break down, leading to poor health and accelerated aging. While there are a multitude of factors involved in healthy digestive function, one of the most important is the delicate balance of bacteria found in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Lactobacillus acidophilus is a well-studied micro flora species that's highly resistant to gastric acidity and is able to proliferate in the presence of bile. Like many probiotic organisms, it also adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.
Lactobacillus casei is a micro flora strain that is found in the human mouth and intestines as well as in fermented vegetables, milk and meat. Recent research has shown that this bacterium is active in the GI tract and may help to modulate the immune system. Research is continuing into this very promising probiotic.
Lactobacillus rhamnosus, like Lactobacillus acidophilus, is highly resistant to gastric acidity and proliferates well in bile. It, too, adheres well to intestinal cells. We've included this particular strain because it works extremely well with L. acidophilus.
Streptococcus thermophilus bacterium are isolated from yogurt and are recommended for lactose intolerant individuals to help digest lactose in the intestines. This strain is included in this formula to assist in the acidification of the intestinal environment, as well as to create a favorable environment for lactic acid bacteria.
Bifidobacterium bifidum is one of the workhorses of the large intestine. It has a high tolerance to gastric acidity, and, like L. acidophilus and many other probiotic organisms, it adheres well to intestinal cells, helping to prevent the adherence of certain enteropathogens.
Bifidobacterium longum is a bifidobacterium of human origin that, like lactobacillus, is extremely resistant to gastric acid and bile salts. Because it's anaerobic (able to live without oxygen) it's perfectly suited to colonize the colon. Initial studies have shown that this particular strain of bifidobacteria helps to support the immune system*. It also seems to decrease enzymatic activity in feces. Researchers believe enzymatic activity in feces may contribute to carcinogenesis.
Bifidobacterium lactis is one of the well-studied strains of probiotic bacteria, with a wealth of peer-reviewed, published research on its benefits. Clinical trials on B. lactis have shown it to be helpful in a number of digestive conditions, including diarrhea and lactose intolerance, as well as immune response modulation.
Lactococcus lactis colonizes the GI tract by inhibiting the growth and proliferation of pathogenic bacteria. This probiotic is frequently taken by those diagnosed with chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
Lactobacillus brevis colonizes the GI tract, mouth and urogenital tract and works by breaking down foods we eat. Lactobacillus brevis is used to treat vaginitis, urinary tract infections, to promote better immune function, and as an aid in overall digestive health.
Lactobacillus bulgaricus works to keep the pH balance in the gastrointestinal tract lower so that unhealthy bacteria cannot take hold and colonize.
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